J. Stephen Howard has written several books in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Fear in Appleton is a paranormal horror novel, Frankenstein’s Confessional is a collection of short stories and one novella, all in the horror genre. His latest, Fabled Circus, combines fantasy and science fiction with horror and is slated for publication at the end of 2014.
Also, he contributed several articles to “American Songwriter Magazine,” wrote a humor column for “Evansville Business Journal,” and recorded essays for public radio station WNIN.
He teaches English in California where he lives with his wife.
When Teddy Fisher runs from his home at the start of Fabled Circus, he doesn’t know where he’s headed, and the reader follows out of concern for the twelve-year-old. That story had to be told from his naïve point of view, because it’s his journey, and we become invested in what happens to him. That...